On 1st July 2001 two Nottingham homelessness charities – Macedon and Nottingham Help the Homeless Association (NHHA) – merged. The merged organisation later became Framework.
The two organisations shared similar values and had complementary areas of expertise. Macedon had an extensive head office infrastructure while NHHA had virtually none: the combined management team and central resources were of appropriate size to run the combined operation.
Macedon’s RSL (Registered Social Landlord) status provided the new organisation with potential funding to expand its accommodation portfolio and Macedon’s links with churches provided the base for building strong community support.
In the more than ten years since Framework has become one of the largest organisations of its type in the country, helping more than 11,000 each year to overcome crisis and improve their lives.